Overall good condition consistent with age and use.
The silvered metal with a few small scattered scratches and a small stable hairline crack along one edge at the junction between the back of the head and one fin measuring approximately 1.5 cm long.
The silvering presents with some scattered oxidation.
The horn is fixed and stable within the head but presents with slight movement.
The horn with a small, faint trace of green paint measuring approximately 2 x 1 cm to the uppermost edge of the spine of the fish, not visually distracting. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."